11/13/13

A Peek Inside Our Guest Bedroom

First of all, I've got to address your love for the home posts. A big thank you to all who are reading the blog period, but I've got to say how overwhelmed I am by the amount of love I've gotten for these home posts! You guys seem to be really enjoying them and that makes me super happy because I really enjoy them too. 
I've been doing home decor posts pretty regularly on the blog for a while now, but I feel like rather than just an odd post here and there, it's really become a part of the blog. Which has always been my goal here.  I never wanted it to feel too limited to JUST one thing. This is my little happy place to share all of the things I love- from beauty to fashion to home decor to my life! And I'm so glad you guys are loving it too.

Ok, enough with the warm n' fuzzies.  Well, actually, we can keep going with them because to me, that's what a guest bedroom should feel like. 
Comfortable, warm...
n' fuzzy.

I realized a few weeks back that this is actually one of the few places left in the house I haven't really shared on here. 

So come on in and stay a while...



...or at least until the end of the post. ;)



I really love this space. It's almost an exact copy of our old guest bedroom because we used the same furniture, curtains, and bedding. But mostly because of all the little personal touches.

I love how the colors are calming, but still a little fun with the black and white elements. Of course, a plant or two doesn't hurt either. This one above is the fiddle leaf fig (and table) that normally lives in our family room.  Two guesses as to why it's been temporarily relocated up here.
Hint: It rhymes with shrismas shree.
Don't judge.

Something else I love about the room is the mix of textures. That always helps a room come together. For example, the walls and curtains feel very tone-on-tone, but because the curtains are very plush and velvety (plush is a word I don't use nearly enough), it gives it more interest.
Let's talk about the curtains for a minute.  They're basically my favorite.
I purchased a ton of these about  four years ago at our last house. They lived in almost every room, no joke. This color and fabric just works everywhere.  Every time I see them, it just feels like "my home" to me. People always comment on how nice they look and feel when they're here. There's something just so cozy about them.  You may recognize them from our dining room too from this post.

These were seriously a unique find. I get them (and all my curtains really) from a website called "Half Price Drapes". These are called the Velvet Blackout Curtain Panels. Consider my secret, shared.


Anyway, about three or four years ago, I picked up the leopard "throw" and pillow on the bed. I found it at Ballard Designs during a really great online sale and bought it on a whim because I love leopard, but really thought the more subdued leopard was really pretty. I was so pleasantly surprised when I got it. It's SO soft and comfy.  It's actually a twin duvet set.  Basically, I ordered the twin because it was kind of ridiculously expensive and I cheap'd out.  However, looking back, I probably would've sprung for the full/queen knowing how soft and nice it is. It's like a really cuddly flannel material.

I kind of dig it just as an accent though.

The "fuzzy" bench... funny story. That bench is totally the plain little bench that was a part of our old breakfast table set. I decided to sell the table and four chairs at our recent garage sale, rather than keep it in the basement like we had originally planned.  But I thought, why not keep the bench? So it lived all plain and sad at the end of this bed for a while, until I had a great idea to throw my long sheepskin rug over it since I hate actually stepping on that furry guy on the floor and Waylon loves to rub his face all over it (amongst other things) in the morning. So I thought it worked better on the bench.

This next photo of the opposite side of the room really helps you see the true color of the walls...


This was the first room I painted in this house when we moved in.  I've wanted to share it with you for the last 6 months or so, but it seems like other projects always come up. The paint color is called "Edgecomb Gray" by Benjamin Moore. It's a really calm gray that isn't too cool or warm. Actually, in this room, it reads a little more gray than I've seen it look in other rooms (on Pinterest for example). This paint came with us from our old house. I bought the can two years ago waiting to use it in a particular room there, but always changed my mind at the last minute. Looks like it worked out perfectly!

Those double doors lead to the closet space and through the door to the left you can see the guest bathroom, which you may recognize from this post all about it's transformation.

Here's a peek at it:


For more details allll about that bathroom (and lots of before and afters), check out this post.


The chair was one of those lucky TJ Maxx finds. I love the whitewashed wood and the deep chocolate color. It's really comfy too! I love having a chair in a bedroom so people don't feel like the bed is the only place to sit.

So I consider every single room always "in progress", as depicted by the dresser below...


Totally not bad, I'm just constantly changing it up. Not really thinking anything on it is staying in this room or exact place (hello, lens cap), but it's what's there for now. The lamps are from Pier 1 (you probably recognize them from our last house's family room), and all of the furniture (bed, dresser, and night table) are antiques that belonged to my grandparents. I LOVE them.

As for what I'd like to change about this room going forward, obviously, I'm constantly changing decor around, but the main feel of this room is usually the same. While the white bedspread and leopard throw and pillows always stay, I love how I can change out the throw pillows when the mood hits me. Sometimes instead of the black chevron, I put out some pretty linen coral pillows that brighten the room up a lot when I feel like it. Same with our bedroom, I love being able to change throw pillows on a whim to change the feel of the whole room without changing big stuff like an entire bedspread. You can get a peek of our master bedroom in this post. It's still VERY much a work in progress. As in one side (the side never photographed) looks the same as it did the day we moved in.... Awesome. Another post for another day...

I also considered changing out the fan for something a little more fun. But this is a small bedroom that does get a lot of sun, and I feel like the fan is just practical. Plus, it's brand new and actually really nice, so I'd feel silly replacing it at this point because it actually doesn't look bad.

Also, after the holidays, the table and fig will head back down to the family room. However, I'm really digging the plant in there. I think I'll have to find him a replacement that can always live in that room since the light is so great in there.

I know I covered a lot in the post, but if you're curious about anything else, here's a little reference list for ya!

paint: Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore
furniture: antique
chair: TJ Maxx
sunburst mirror: Kirklands
leopard bedding: Ballard Designs (twin duvet and pillow set)
black pillow cases were a gift, monogrammed by my mother in law
sunburst lamps: Pier 1
white ruffle bedding: Target (shabby chic collection)
chevron pillows: TJ Maxx
black and white pillow: Target
sheepskin rug: Overstock
bedside lamp: Target
lamp shade: Pottery Barn

So tell me... Do you all prefer a more bold and fun or more subdued and calm guest bedroom?

45 comments:

  1. I abolustely LOVE this room!! I'm in a one-bedroom apartment right now but your posts make me so excited to get a house one day. I love all the ideas you share!

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  2. What color are the curtains? They are amazing! Are they the white or off white or ivory?

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    1. I have a mix of the off white and ivory in our house. But I held up the others to these and these were a bit cooler in tone so I'm thinking they're the off white.

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  3. Looks Gorgeous! I just ordered a white bedding set with ruffles all over it (Shabby Chic Collection) from Target for my daughter for Christmas. Can not wait till it comes in!

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  4. I know you said where the cheetah blanket is from but where is your comforter with the ruffles on the side from? I love it! :)

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  5. That is really nice, I love all the details!

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  6. Wow, can we come stay in your guest room? :) There is something awesome about a cozy, well-furnished guest room especially when you are having visitors for the holidays!

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  7. Sooo...when do you start taking reservations for this room? :) It's so fabulous. The chevron pillows were a great TJ Maxx find. I haven't had the patience for that store lately but might need to reconsider when it comes to the Home Goods section!

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  8. One words... WOW!! ur such a great home designer!! so beautiful i would like to sleep in that room all day!!

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  9. Definitely prefer a subdued and calm guest bedroom! You have immaculate taste, that's for sure. I love all of the white accents (bathroom rug, bench, etc) but I think it would give me hives being scared of someone staining it.

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    1. aw thank you! I was always scared of white for a while, but after living with white accents for years, I find they're actually MORE washable and easier to care for. you can always bleach and clean the heck out of something white! Darker colors are actually trickier to care for and give me hives! haha

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  10. Gorgeous! Love how cosy looking it is! =] xx.

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  11. would it be totally weird if I tried to recreate this room when I have my home built? I am in love with it.. very chic and sophisticated..yet warm and cozy.

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  12. This looks like such a relaxing place to stay! Love the fur on the bench!

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  13. Love the home posts. Keep them coming.

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  14. I love calm bedrooms in general. Yours is lovely. Mine as a zen spa like feel. A bit of an asian twist. A California thing I guess. :). I love black white and beige gray tones. So gorgeous.

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  15. Love the Chevron pillow cases :D
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

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  16. Oh i love your bedroom§§ So cosy and so comfy!!!

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  17. What a gorgeous room! We are soon moving into our own place. Cant wait t take inspiration from your home posts! I love them!!!

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  18. Hi Tiffany! I'm from Brazil and I've been following your blog fo some time now. And I have to admit you've inspired me in many ways, including changing things around my own home. Loved it!!! you have such a good taste for everything! And as I was reading your post I couldn´t help thinking, yeah, I could live there! hahaha. Keep up the good work!!

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  19. So gorgeous! Your home posts are actually inspiring me to redo our living room space. I have dark furniture but am looking for ideas to try and brighten the room against the dark furniture. I LOVE your home posts. Keep em coming!

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  20. It looks so soothing and inviting, the perfect place to come to. Your guests will feel like home or better. You can be proud of your work, not only for this room. You did an awesome job so far all over the house. I am looking forward to your next post. It seriously gives me so much inspiration.

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    1. <3 thank you so much! Glad you're enjoying

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  21. i have the same chair =) it was fun trying to fit it into the front seat of my car while my 4 year old stood beside me asking "are you sure it is going to fit, momma?" =)

    love the guest bedroom -- serene is the way to go.

    thanks for the drapes source -- some of them actually look similar to overstock's

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  22. your home decor and DIY projects are my absolute favorite and glad that it has become a regular column in your blog.
    love
    Nina

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  23. I love this room and your home decorating style. I can't wait for a Christmas post to see how you decorate in the new house.

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  24. The fig looks PERFECT in this room! Where did you get a smaller version of your foyer one? How's that one doing? I've been tempted to get one for our home, but I've been (secretly) waiting/watching to see how yours is handling things.

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    1. thanks! I found this one at Home Depot too! About a week after I found the bigger one. I always see the little ones when I'm there. This one has done really great... However, it's kind of a long story about the foyer one... haha. I think I've got it down now (hopefully). Next week's home post is all about that :)

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  25. Tiffany, have been loving the decor posts....your style seems close to mine...clean and modern.

    I'm starting planning for my son's nursery (first baby!) and wanted you opinion on curtains/drapes/sheers. I've ordered these fantastic JCP Jonathan Adler Greece inspired drapes and I'm trying to decide if I get blackout blinds or do sheers and put black out fabric on the back side of the drapes. All I know is I'll need a way to make the room completely dark!!

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    1. Oh congrats! Those curtains sound gorgeous. I love Jonathan Adler! That's tough- we have blinds in all our rooms, so I would probably do blackout curtains as our blinds aren't totally light-blocking. But For you, I'd probably do the blackout blinds so that you could open them when you wanted and not rely on constantly pulling the curtains closed? Hard to tell without seeing them, but I'm sure either way would be fab!

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  26. Oh how lovely! We love every bit of detail. Thank you for sharing such prettiness!

    xo

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  27. Gorgeous Room! I love the drapes where did you get them? I love your style so inspiring!

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  28. I'm a painter for a living and definitely love the combo of the bedroom and bath. The bathroom is beautiful, feminine, and definitely my taste. I love the mixture of texture - I'm not sure about the chevron pillows but those are easily interchangeable. I'd suggest a burlap type pillow to give more of a french country/cottage look.

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  29. Hi Tiffany~ If you don't like the dresser you could always just add new knobs to update it or even paint it. We had my husband old dates dresser in my little boys room and was getting ready to throw it away when a clever friend of mine told me to paint it and it is the first thing people notice and compliment now. Beats buying that expensive Pottery Barn Kids dresser I had my eye on. Also found a great side table that looke similar at a garage sale and painted that to match. I think your dresser can have a new life as well and from reading your blog it sounds like you are always willing to work on a new project. Have a great weekend!

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  30. You have BEAUTIFUL style. You are welcome to come to Kentucky to help me decorate any time you want! I adore chevron patterns. Check out my blog, I have some dresses on there that are chevron. xoxo.
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  31. Love the home posts! They are a nice inspiration for my new home :) I wouldn't mind more home videos either ;)!

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  32. That Mirror!!! Great looking guest room!

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  33. Your home is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us. It makes me excited to one day move out of my 500 square foot apartment in the city.

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  34. Tiffany, I loveeeeee your guest bedroom!!! I have a quick question. Where are you curtains from?

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  35. Your taste in super duper FAB, Tiffany! Ok , So i'm sure you have been asked this many times before...but do you give any personal help with design or consults! I am in desperate need of my living room redesign and would love your personal advice...just curious, and thanks for you amazing, impeccable, and always fierce touch! love your posts ! xo

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  36. Do you mind sharing the paint name/number that was used on the ceiling? These pictures are wonderful, but I can't tell which white you've used and at which tint level. I absolutely love the wall colour, and the perfect contrast with the white(-ish?) colour

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